Julie has travelled extensively and been fortunate enough to have lived and worked in many countries.  She has experienced diverse dietary patterns in various regions and has developed an understanding and appreciation of how different people and different cultures cope with nutritional challenges.

 Julie is a passionate nutritionist dedicated to improving the nutritional and gut health of her clients, based on current evidence-based research.  Having experienced first hand the challenges of managing chronic digestive issues, Julie takes a holistic view of an individual’s lifestyle and eating habits.  From this she provides practical nutrition advice to help individuals regain a healthy relationship with food, nourish and heal the digestive system and restore wellbeing for the long-term.

Diet is widely considered the single most important behavioural risk factor that, when improved, can enhance the health, wellbeing and longevity of individuals.  Every person is unique, and there is much individuality in the healing process.  Through nutritional counselling and gut microbiome analysis (where requested) Julie aims to help clients better understand their own gut health to identify and change unhealthy eating habits that may be affecting their health.

With post-graduate qualifications in human nutrition (MHumNutr) and psychology (GradDipPsychStud), Julie is aware that eating habits are among the most difficult behaviours to change.  For this reason she believes that developing a respectful, nurturing and honest relationship with clients is vital to help them achieve their own health and wellbeing goals.

 Julie is dedicated to keeping her knowledge in the area of gut health and nutrition as up to date as possible through ongoing study and research.  She is a full member of both the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and Mindd.org, which focuses on functional and integrative medicine to find effective treatments for Metabolic, Immunologic, Neurologic, Digestive and Developmental disorders.  Julie has also undertaken additional practitioner training with Microba in the interpretation and analysis of microbiome testing and reports, and is currently undertaking additional training to become a certified health coach.